Skip to comments.Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death
Posted on 03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST by george76
President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.
Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria.
The Chadian army is considered one of the best in the region, backed by a strong air force. It first deployed to help Cameroon fend off Boko Haram and is now pressing southwest into Nigerian territory after capturing the border town of Gambaru last month.
Boko Haram, a Sunni militant group, has killed thousands of people in Nigeria during a six-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic caliphate. It has also staged a series of recent cross- border attacks into Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
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Quick! Send Marie Harf down there to calm things down!
Just kill him now, talk about it later!
What idiot, in a case like this, announces what they are going to do, before they do it?
(OK, besides Obama)
Maybe she can offer the terror leader a job. Isn’t that what all terrorists need?
Announcing this may be a requirement for American foreign aid, courtesy of 0.00?
“Uh, surrender and we won’t kill you, but if you’re NOT in custody, then we will kill you.”
Riiiiight. What, is the guy they’re trying to catch dumber than The Won or something?
“.....and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.” Ummmmm..... “I’ll take Door No. 3, please.”
meanwhile this regime is engaging in talks with the Taliban.
“surrender now and face the death sentence or we will hunt you d own and kill you” riiight
Well, he deserves a lot of credit for doing what no one else seems willing to do. More power to him.
Boko did hit and kill some civilians today; but the tide has definitely turned against them. Good for Chad. Incompetent corrupt Nigerian army was nearly impotent.
The Chad people are backed up by the French foreign legion and the French AF.
How is it that the French army is pretty sharp in Africa but wimps out in the home country?
That’s how you do it.
The point is intimidation, just kill him and his allies will say they got lucky. Say you’re going to kill him and then doing so will hurt their moral.
She will offer midnight basketball and entry level jobs.
Chad gave Qaddafi armed with the latest in Soviet equipment a kick in the arse when he tried to take over Chad. That was the war that made the Toyota pickup a top of line fighting vehicle.
The French had two horrible episodes during the Franco-Prussian war and WW II where their generals got absolutely outsmarted by the Germans. For some reason despite centuries of martial prowess the term “surrender monkeys” has stuck to them.
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